History-Modern Languages Combined Majors | St. Lawrence University History

History-Modern Languages Combined Majors

Four majors offered: History and French, History and Spanish, History and German, and History and Multi-Languages

The interdisciplinary history and modern languages majors allow students to deepen their understanding of the non-English-speaking world by learning about the historical development of the areas in which languages are utilized and exploring historical topics with a much broader range of historical sources than would be possible with only a knowledge of English. The combined majors afford students enhanced opportunities to excel in ways that make them stronger applicants for graduate study as well as for jobs in fields in which language and cultural competency as well as research and analysis skills are required (such as diplomacy, international business or law, and public history).

Graduation with honors may be recommended upon the ba­sis of grades, the completion of an honors project approved and supervised by a faculty member, and an oral presenta­tion on the thesis. Students who expect to undertake such a program should consult with the chairs of the History and Modern Languages departments in the last term of their junior year. Such projects must have the approval of both departments. Although not required, participation in an abroad program related to one’s language specialization is strongly recom­mended.

Required HISTORY courses (7 units)

HIST 299: Historical Research Methods

HIST SYE in which the student conducts research related to her or his language focus

5 Electives:

  • HIST 300-level elective
  • Any 4 additional courses, no more than two at the 100- level

Note: A minimum of three courses must be drawn from the list of electives related to the student’s language focus or approved by the department chair as involving substantial coursework related to the student’s language focus.

 

HISTORY-FRENCH ELECTIVES

  • HIST 109      Introduction to European Studies
  • HIST 203      Early Canada
  • HIST 204      Modern Canada
  • HIST 205      19th c. Europe
  • HIST 206      20th c. Europe
  • HIST 211      Women in Modern Europe
  • HIST 254      Modern France
  • HIST 299      The French Revolution; European Sexualities; World War I
  • HIST 308      European Imperialisms
  • HIST 371      18th c. Europe and the French Revolution
  • HIST 372      European Identities, 1700-2000

Students may also include additional special topics courses offered in European history, African history, and North American history, with approval of the department chair.

France program:

  • Various courses at the University of Rennes (Fall) and University of Bordeaux (Spring), with approval of the department chair

 

HISTORY-SPANISH ELECTIVES

  • HIST 109      Introduction to European Studies
  • HIST 115      Introduction to Caribbean and Latin American Studies
  • HIST 205      19th c. Europe
  • HIST 206      20th c. Europe
  • HIST 211      Women in Modern Europe
  • HIST 233      Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 234      Modern Latin America
  • HIST 239      Imperial Spain
  • HIST 256      Slavery and Freedom in the Americas
  • HIST 299      The US & Cuba
  • HIST 372      European Identities, 1700-2000

Students may also include additional special topics courses offered in Caribbean & Latin American history, European history, and North American history, with approval of the department chair.

Spain program:

  • HIST/GNDR/SPAN 383S  History of an Emancipation: Women in Spain, 1750-1995

Costa Rica program:

  • Various courses at the University of Costa Rica, with approval of the department chair

Trinidad program:

  • Various courses at the University of the West Indies, with approval of the department chair

 

HISTORY-GERMAN ELECTIVES

  • HIST 109      Introduction to European Studies
  • HIST 205      19th c. Europe
  • HIST 206      20th c. Europe
  • HIST 246      The Cold War
  • HIST 267      The Holocaust
  • HIST 299      World War I
  • HIST 372      European Identities, 1700-2000
  • HIST 382      Genocide in the Modern World
  • HIST 472      Weimar & Nazi Germany

Students may also include additional special topics courses offered in European history, with approval of the department chair.

Austria program:

  • HIST 277V  The Formation of Europe: The Habsburg Empire

 

HISTORY-MULTILANGUAGE ELECTIVES

In addition to the above-listed electives for French, Spanish, and German, the following electives are also appropriate, depending on the student’s language of secondary focus.

Arabic:

  • HIST 160      The Islamic World
  • HIST 208      Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 286      Modern Iran
  • HIST 368      Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Students may also include additional special topics courses offered in Middle Eastern history, with approval of the department chair.

Chinese:

  • HIST 105      Early Asian Civilizations
  • HIST 106      Modern Asia
  • HIST 292      Modern China

Students may also include additional special topics courses offered in Asian history, with approval of the department chair.

Swahili:

  • HIST 108      Introduction to African Studies
  • HIST 252      Conflict in Africa

Students may also include additional special topics courses offered in African history, with approval of the department chair.

 

Language component- 7 units (6 units for Multi-language). For further details see the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.